WATCH: Peter O'Mahony steps up for his Lions teammates, takes on three separate Crusaders at once 2 years ago

WATCH: Peter O'Mahony steps up for his Lions teammates, takes on three separate Crusaders at once

Standing up for his Lions brothers.

Peter O'Mahony was as up for his first British & Irish Lions start as any many could possibly be. The Munster captain knows chances are limited to play himself into the Test team and he was on it from the first whistle.

There were trademark O'Mahony moments in a different shade of red - lineout claims and steals, forceful carries, clear-outs and one important turnover when the pressure was on.

The Lions scrum was having the better of it for most of a tense evening in Christchurch but, just after Stuart Hogg went off injured, the Crusaders pack put everything into a scrum and flattened their counterparts.

Just as they were starting to celebrate the moment - with Sam Whitelock pinning George Kruis to the ground - O'Mahony stepped in. He went to yank Whitelock off and then stood up to three separate Crusaders men who wanted a piece of him.

It was classic Peter O'Mahony.

If you had told him a few months ago that he would be dipping his head in to rescue an English lock in trouble, O'Mahony may well have snorted in response.

He is really buying into the Lions and the 'All for One' credo.